Upcycling


Earth Day Crafts For Kids Using Recycled Materials 1

As we approach April 22nd are you looking for some fabulous Earth Day crafts for kids that helps them show support for the Earth and show how to support the environment and highlighting the urgent action we need to take to save our planet. If you’re on the hunt for some fun and easy Earth Day crafts for kids, we have you covered and one small way we can be Earth-conscious is by using recycled materials whenever possible when making crafts with our kids.


Candle Making for Beginners 1

I love candles, they bring so much warmth and glowing light especially over our dark winters. However due to my candle addiction I was left with a lot of empty candle jars and rather than keep buying more candles, I decided to have a go at candle making and making my own container jar candles.


How to make a foldable Cardboard Box Tractor with Free Printables 3

How to make a foldable tractor out of a cardboard box with free printables is a paid collaboration with Halfords #ImaginationStation. One of my best ever gifts was a bike and this is the same for lots of children, but also kids LOVE cardboard boxes. So why not reuse the cardboard box that comes with your child bike and make a brilliant cardboard tractor, even better this cardboard box tractor folds flat for storage.


How to Make a Foldable Cardboard Box Car with free printables 3

How to make a foldable cardboard box car with free printables is a paid collaboration with Halfords #ImaginationStation. One of my best ever gifts was a bike and this is the same for lots of children, but also kids LOVE cardboard boxes. So why not reuse the cardboard box that comes with your child’s bike from Halfords and make a brilliant cardboard car, even better this car folds flat for storage.


Tissue Confetti DIY Decorated Photo Frame 2

Tissue Confetti DIY Decorated Photo Frame is a paid collaborative post with Bostik. This is a super simple craft DIY that is a perfect group craft for tweens and teens. Just imagine doing this as a birthday party craft or with a group of beavers or cubs. Alternatively, you could make this for the birthday boy/girl and pop a picture of them in it.


Magnetic Pin Bowl Tutorial 1

As a sewer I know just how handy a Magnetic Pin Bowl is and I have a brilliant tutorial to make a more personalised magnetic pin bowl. I mean who wouldn’t want a bright pink flamingo pin bowl that was magnetic and kept all my pins safe! I have been lusting after a magnetic pin bowl for my sewing for ages, but at around £15 for a pretty pink or blue polka dot one, they were out of my price range, especially when you can pick up a deep red car parts dish for less than £4!


Folk Flower Mason Jar Luminaries 17

Folk Flower Mason Jar Luminaries is a paid collaboration with Bostik.  I have a real love for Mid-century design and these folk flower mason jar lanterns have a real mid-century feel (well I think they do).  They were inspired by a writing set I have and are perfect for the time between Halloween and Christmas when it is dark and your home needs some light.


Ghosts in a Jar Halloween Craft 3

Ghosts in a Jar Halloween Craft is a paid collaborative post with Bostik.  Fancy catching some ghosts for your Halloween decoration, well we have you covered and these are really special ghost catching jars that stop them dematerialising. Yes, ghosts can go through walls, but these jars are magical and keep them captured and out of mischief!


How to Make a Hanging Teacup Bird Feeder

How to Make a Hanging Teacup Bird Feeder 2

How to Make a Hanging Teacup Bird Feeder is a collaborative post with Bosik. These DIY Teacup Bird Feeders are super cute and so easy to make. They are a brilliant way to use teacups and saucers that I keep collecting from charity shops.   Nothing beats watching birds in your backyard and this hanging Teacup Bird Feeder DIY is super easy to make. It’s guaranteed to please your feathered friends and will ensure that they visit regularly! In a world where recycling has become so important, this project also reuses your old crockery. Plus you can use any that might have a crack or a chip.


20 Adorable Button Crafts for Kids 2

Buttons make a great craft material and these 20 adorable button crafts for kids are a great way of recycling them. Yes they say for kids but there are some cute and colourful craft ideas that I want to make as an adult! There is something magical about Buttons. I remember spending hours when I was young with my Mum’s button tin. I used to sort them and play with them and just love looking at them, wondering where they had come from. Lots of the buttons were her mums before her.


DIY Craft Foam Stamps

DIY Craft Foam Stamps 11

These DIY craft foam stamps are super simple to make and a great way to get older kids crafting. I am a big fan of upcycling ad recycling household items and making stamps is a great way of using any corks that you may have.  Or if you are not drinkers then you can buy corks for crafting with.